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ragged edge

the brink, as of a cliff.
any extreme edge; verge.
on the ragged edge, in a dangerous or precarious position; on the verge or brink of:
on the ragged edge of despair.
Origin of ragged edge
1875-80, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The cloud of dust and gas has been shaped by the star's wind, giving it a ragged edge.
  • Attempts to support the singers with amplification have done little more than give the hollowness a ragged edge.
  • There's no doubting the commitment in her voice, with its clarity and its ragged edge.
  • Twigs browsed by deer will look as though it was partially clipped, with a trailing, ragged edge.
  • Where the plaster has a ragged edge and stops, clean edge and extend to the corner.
  • People who fall asleep quickly, especially in work environments, are at the ragged edge of fatigue.

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